Christian Seltmann, Weiden plates with horses
The German porcelain manufacturer Christian Seltmann, Weiden has released an impressive series of plates with horse-drawn carriages, called "Behind the Thundering Hooves". The plates were designed by Hubert Kaplan, who is a well known and respected artist who mainly depicts life and nature in the first half of the 19th century.
He was born in 1940 and educated upholsterer, but quickly his passion for the art itself arose. He started drawing, then watercoloring and finally began oil painting. In the beginning, art was only a hobby, but as his works became known, his art became his profession.
The motif of the first Seltmann horses plate shows two horses drawing a sleigh with two passengers. The horses are quickly trotting along in the frosty air with the heavy snow clouds hanging over them. Besides the horses a dog is running while the driver and his passenger sits on warming blankets.
Another plate with horses from Christian Seltmann shows four white horses in front of a wedding carriage with the newly wed bride and groom. The carriage is festively decorated with pink flowers, the sun is shining, it is summer and now the couple is on their way home from church in a romantic carriage.
The fifth plate in the series Behind the Thundering Hooves shows a cheerful sunday company, which has just arrived at a cosy inn, where they can enjoy refreshments. The beautiful, golden horse takes the ado with great serenity and is not affected by the crowd or the noise.
The motif of the last horses plate in the series from Christian Seltmann, Weiden shows a party decorated city where the houses are festively decorated with flowers and the children and adults are dressed in their best clothes. In the mid of it all comes the heavy beer wagon, drawn by four brown horses with newly polished harnesses.